Criminal Justice Today, 17th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

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Overview

Criminal Justice Today provides a compelling introduction to criminal justice through the lens of freedom and security. Author Frank Schmalleger explores the crime picture in the US and covers the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections. Navigating the tension between individual rights and public order, he'll challenge you to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the US justice system.

The 17th Edition adds four new types of social justice boxes questioning the viability of our freedoms. You'll consider the struggles of the US justice system as it adapts to a society that's increasingly multicultural and one in which the rights of a few can threaten the safety of many.

Published by Pearson (September 21st 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137952908

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Overview

PART I: CRIME IN AMERICA

  1. What Is Criminal Justice?
  2. The Crime Picture
  3. The Search for Causes
  4. Criminal Law

PART II: POLICING

  1. Policing: History and Structure
  2. Policing: Purpose and Organization
  3. Policing: Legal Aspects
  4. Policing: Issues and Challenges

PART III: ADJUDICATION

  1. The Courts: Structure and Participants
  2. Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
  3. Sentencing

PART IV: CORRECTIONS

  1. Probation, Parole, and Reentry
  2. Prisons and Jails
  3. Prison Life

PART V: SPECIAL ISSUES

  1. Juvenile Justice
  2. Drugs and Crime
  3. Terrorism, Multinational Criminal Justice, and Global Issues
  4. High-Technology Crimes

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